ECtHR endorses English courts’ ‘meticulous’ decisions that life-sustaining treatment withdrawal is in ten-month-old’s best interests
Great Ormond Street Hospital will be allowed to withdraw life support for Charlie Gard after the European Court of Human Rights declared inadmissible an application by the ten-month-old’s parents that UK law was in breach of the right to life principle.
The decisions by the English courts to agree to doctors’ request to stop providing Charlie with life-sustaining treatment had been ‘meticulous, thorough and reviewed at three levels of jurisdiction with clear and extensive reasoning giving relevant and sufficient support for their conclusion’, the Strasbourg judges said.
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